UPDATE: Ontonagon County shooting suspect arraigned in court

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GREENLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: Feb. 10, 4:08 p.m:

A Greenland Township man was arraigned in Ontonagon County District Court Monday afternoon after a shooting that happened on Sunday.

24-year-old Cole Wascher has been charged with Assault with Attempt to Murder, a felony that carries a maximum punishment of life in prison, and Felony Firearm Possession, punishable by 2 years in prison.

Wascher pleaded not guilty to both charges.

In court, the victim was identified as 23-year-old Dakota Pestka. In a Facebook post made early Monday morning, Pestka said “Thanks for all of the well wishes I’m doing well!”

According to the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post, Pestka was transported to Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital and later transferred to Aspirus Wausau Hospital after the shooting.

Wascher will be back in court on March 2 for a preliminary exam. His bond was set at $200,000 cash/surety.

Few other details were released in court Monday.

TV6 & FOX UP will have more information as it becomes available.

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ORIGINAL STORY:
An investigation is ongoing into a shooting that happened Sunday morning in Greenland Township.

At approximately 8:35 a.m., the Negaunee Regional Dispatch received a 911 call stating that a man had been shot. The Ontonagon Sheriff's department and the Michigan State Police responded to the incident.

According to the Michigan State Police Wakefield Post, a 24-year-old man from Greenland Township shot a 23-year-old man from Ontonagon.

The victim was transported to Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital and later transferred to Aspirus Wausau Hospital. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.

The suspect was located by local law enforcement and was taken into custody. He is currently lodged in the Ontonagon County Jail.

Michigan State Police, Wakefiled Post is handling the investigation. The Marquette Forensic Lab, Iron Mountain Post and Ontonagon Sheriff Department assisted at the scene.

TV6 and FOX UP will have more information when it becomes available.



 
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